The efficacy of couple therapy based on representing parental pattern upon lapse of divorce among couples on the brink of divorce

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Omid Moradi 1 , * , Màsomeh Esmaeli 2 , Abdollah Shafieabadi 1 , Ali Reza Kiamanesh 3

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1 Dept. of counseling, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Islamic Azad University Branch of Science and Research, Tehran, Iran

2 Dept. of counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabatabaei, Tehran, Iran

3 Dept. of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Islamic Azad University Branch of Science and Research, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Moradi O, Esmaeli M, Shafieabadi A, Kiamanesh A R. The efficacy of couple therapy based on representing parental pattern upon lapse of divorce among couples on the brink of divorce, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2013 ; 17(5):e77057.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 17 (5); e77057
Published Online: August 29, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 14, 2013
Accepted: April 16, 2013

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Abstract

Background: Divorce in most countries, especially Third World Countries such as Iran has an over rising trend. Clearly the impact on couples and families, and especially children, can be very destructive. This study examined the effectiveness of couple therapy models based on parental pattern on lapse of couples on the brink of divorce

Methods: The method of this study was a quasi-experimental method, in the form of pre-test - post-test that was administered to a non-equivalent control group.  The population of the research included all couples applicant of divorce referred to Justice’s Family Counseling Center of Sanandaj city in 2011.  The subjects were 16 couples who applied for treatment sessions chosen by voluntary sampling and assigned randomly into two groups of control and experimental (each group consisted of 8 couples). Experimental group couples participated in 7 sessions of 90 minutes under treatment based on representing parental pattern. In order to analyze data x2 was used.

Results: 5 couples (62.5) out of 8 couples of experimental group and one couple (12.5) out of 8 couples of control group canceled divorce. The change of decision in divorce rate of couples participating in this program is more than control group (P≤0.01).

Conclusion: The findings of this study confirmed the role and effectiveness of couple therapy based on parental patterns in reducing divorce rate.

Keywords

couple therapy based on parental patterns divorce

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